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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003

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Mexicolor
- Vibrant color close-ups of Mexican folk art including embroidery, ceramics (talavera & Oaxacan pottery), hand-blown glass, retablos, ocumichus, Oaxacan painted animals, masks, toys, painted paper mache dolls, jewelry, religeous figures etc...
- Colorful interior and exterior design in Mexican private homes and hotels, including color treatments of walls, furniture, wood carving, tiles, copper pots, wrought iron work and colorfully painted facades. Also includes gardens, fountains, patios and pools.
- Featured works by Mexico's own Tamayo, Morales, Barragan, Legoretta among other artists & architects.
- Portraits of Mexican artisans working and selling their artifacts at outdoor markets.

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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003


Mexicasa
- Interior and exterior photos of some of Mexico's most beautiful inns, hotels and haciendas of the Yucatan, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Mexico DF, Cuernavaca, Colonial pueblos, and some of the beautiful coastal regions.
- Courtyards, fountains, patios, balconies pools and gardens. Also features amazing iron work, tiles, mosaics, moorish pattern frescos, portales, palapas, arches etc...
- Detailed photos of warm colorful interiors including bedrooms, dining rooms, vestibules, living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, pool rooms and spas with all of their exquisite decor (ie. wood beams, wrought iron, typical furniture such as equipales, carved wood, sculptures, intricate doors and windows, chandeliers, nichos, retablos, wall treatments etc...).
- Also includes some beautiful panoramic ocean views, mountain vistas and lanscapes.

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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003


Desert Gardens
- An extensive array of cacti, succulents and other desert plants including aloe, agave, dracaena, echeveria, coral tree, century plants, wildflowers, saguaro, baobab, euphorbia, yucca, prickly pears and bottle palm. Also features many desert plants in flower.
- The beautiful lanscaping of many famous California desert gardens including Los Angeles City Zoo, Huntington Desert Garden, Balboa Park, Moorten Botanical Gardens, Santa Barbara Botanic, Lotusland and Los Alamitos.

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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003


Estate Gardens
- Photos of large gardens and exteriors of mansions and estates.
- Shots of flowers, trees and plants including; roses, iris, lilies, tulips, cypress, oak, pepper trees, geraniums, magnolias, callalilies, wysteria, foxglove, pergolas, ranunculus, camillias, aloe, cactus & succulents, donkey tail, ferns and many more...
- Many landscaping styles such as labyrinth gardens, rose gardens, herb gardens, knot gardens, formal gardens, English and Japanese gardens etc...
- Garden ornaments and features such as fountains, cascades, ponds, wrought iron benches and gates, statues, bird baths, hedges, borders, pools, pavillions, sculptures, bridges and lavish lawns.
- Included in these are well known California gardens such as Descanso, Virginia Robinson Estate, Filoli, Lotusland, Huntington, Valverde, Los Alamitos and others.

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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003


Japanese-Style Gardens of the Pacific West Coast
- pictures of Japanese style gardens of the Pacific West Coast including Golden Gate Tea Garden, the Japanese Friendship Garden, UCLA Hanna Carter, Lotusland, Hakone, Kubota, Bloedel and more...
-Vibrant foliage, flowers and trees include lilys, bamboo, gingko, japanese maple, wisteria, edo, iris, azalea, lotus, bonzai and many others.
- Many Oriental landscaping styles such as zen-style, raked sand (dry garden), stone garden, shoin-style, moss garden, tea garden, stroll garden and kabuki.
- Includes stone lanterns, torii gates, arched and zigzag bridges, rocks, ponds, tea ceremony pagodas, buddha statues, viewing platforms, koi ponds, waterfalls, streams and fountains.

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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003


Casa California
21 private Spanish colonial, Spanish revival, Mediterranean and mission-style California homes, estates, villas and haciendas.
- Interior design photos featuring bedrooms, dinning rooms, living rooms, vestibules, entrances, kitchens, staircases and bathrooms. Includes wrought iron, fireplaces, arches, tile, intricate woodwork, stenciling, ceramic, Malibu pottery, carved wood tables and chairs, bay windows, window banquettes, leather, hardwood floors, brass lamps and other beautiful home decor items.
-The exterior pictures contain facades, courtyards, custom tiles, balconies, bungalows, patios, patio furniture, pools, hot tubs. Also, breathtaking panoramic and ocean views and an assortment of foliage, trees and flowers in beautifully landscaped gardens.
- Architecture and design by well-known architects such as Paul Williams, Wallace Neff, Roland Coate, Ricardo Legoretta, Charles Moore and George Washington Smith.

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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003


Reflections On The Pool
- Features some of California's most interesting swimming pools designed by architects such as Thomas Church, Paul Williams, Ricardo Legorreta and Isabelle Greene.
- A wide array of private indoor and outdoor (sometimes both) California pool designs including lap pools, infinity edge pools, black-bottom pools, kidney-shaped pools, indoor & outdoor pools, natural pools, weir edge pools, Iitalian-style pools etc...
- Some features include waterfalls, natural & artificial rock, grottos, cascades, diving boards, mosaics, fountains, jet spouts, hot tubs and spas.
- Many pools surrounded by beautiful gardens, patios, terraces, verandas, greenhouses and decks, some offering breathtaking panoramic ocean, desert, city and mountain views.
- Many articles of decor include tile, granite, mosaics, boulders, flagstone, plants, sculptures, ceramics, wood and wrought iron poolside furniture and even artificial fog.

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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003


Missions Of California
- Photos of California's 21 missions with their adobe and Spanish colonial architecture featuring steeples, arches, bell towers and of course many mission bells.
- Surrounding these historic California landmarks are lush landscaping, bright flower gardens, sunken gardens, courtyards, arched passage ways, fountains, statues of religious figures, pepper trees, benches, foliage and cemetaries.
- These sanctuaries' rustic interiors feature chapels, doorways, bedrooms, dining rooms, ceilings, altars, kitchens, bread ovens, wood furniture, burned bricks, wood beams, arches, crosses, statues and other religious artifacts.
- Included in this gallery are the landmark missions of San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel, San Fernando, La Purisima, San Miguel, Carmel, San Antonio, Soledad, San Juan Batista, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Jose, Delores, Solano and San Rafael.
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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003


Antonio Gaudi - Master Architect
- Photos of architect Antonio Gaudi's Barcelona landmarks including Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Pedrera, Teresian school, Bellesguard, Guell estate, Cathedral of Mallorca, Casa Calvet, Casa Battlo, Casa Mila and other buildings and private homes.
- Exteriors include building, church and house facades, parks, sculptures, street lamps, wrought iron fences and gates, doors, windows, fountains, roof tops, towers, chimneys, balconies, railings, crypts, steeplescourt yards, archways, stairwells, benches, stone work, woodwork and ceramics in Gaudi's unique 'modernismo', neo-gothic and art-deco styles.
- Interiors feature windows, doors, elevators, vestibules, entrances, dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, chapels, stained glass, tiles, mosaic, carved beams, chandeliers, door knockers, wood and wrought-iron furniture, mirrors and more...
- Gallery also includes some of Gaudi's architectural drawings and sketches.
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photographs Melba Levick 1990 - 2003

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